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David Douglas Duncan

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View of a table top covered with neat rows of photo ID cards with pocket knives and other items laid on top of them.

"Reality is the loss of personal identity suffered by every Bulgarian at the door of the National Assembly, where he is frisked of weapons such as corkscrews, pocketknives, and measuring tapes--before he can watch members of his 'coalition' government at work. [Sofia, Bulgaria, 1947.]" Yankee Nomad, p. 242.